Resilient Roots
Climate Smart Agriculture & Food Systems
Background Information

Agriculture plays a prominent role in San Diego, holding significant economic, cultural, ecological, and historic value. As our climate and land-use priorities shift, these agricultural lands are increasingly threatened by the climate impacts of extreme temperatures, more variable precipitation and drought, and wildfire. Despite these challenges, agricultural lands that utilize sustainable and climate-smart practices, hold significant potential to offset our carbon impact. 

Sustainable & Climate Smart Practices
Sustaining permanent crops
trees and shrubs
cover crops
No-till or
Composting and mulching
riparian areas
Technical Resources
Community Resources
Climate Cookbook:
Recipes &
Climate Commitment Carrot
Climate & Food Systems Traveling Trunks
Event Resources
Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops
for the San Diego region

On February 27, 2020 over 40 specialty crop representatives, including growers, agricultural associations, technical advisors, and researchers, gathered to identify potential climate change adaptation strategies. Learn more and view the Consortium resources here:

On the Blog

From the Ground Up: A Profile on Mullins Family Farm

March 27, 2020

Climate Science Alliance Releases New Traveling Trunk on Climate Science and Food Systems

March 25, 2020

"Resilient Roots" Climate Cookbook Available Now!

March 24, 2020

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